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Each year we plant an annual garden, as well as add to our perennial forest garden. Watch with us as our plants grow and the food on our table increases. 2>

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Papa’s Prickly Pear Paradise

September 2, 2015

The whole family is currently in the thrall of prickly pears and their fruit.Read More

Jam and Jelly

August 15, 2015

We have started the canning season with some plum jam and mint jelly.Read More


August 14, 2015

Abe is trying out a technique called air layering to propagate some trees. Read More


July 24, 2015

The garden and orchard are both in full swing, providing the family with all kinds of fresh food.Read More


June 9, 2015

The first ripe peaches of the year.Read More

Planting Season

May 16, 2015

We have been planting our little hearts out recently, both in the garden and orchard.Read More

Orchard’s Security Tank

May 10, 2015

We added this tank into the orchard’s irrigation system to protect the main garden cistern from accidents.Read More

Domestic Lambsquarters

March 25, 2015

The kids’ have taken to browsing through the forest garden every afternoon, eating as they go.Read More

Prickly Pear Swales

November 24, 2014

We cut almost a hundred prickly pear pads over the summer and now have them planted along the contours of the property.Read More